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How to Make Your Own Revitalizing Face Masks
Whether you've got oily, dry or combination skin, we've got the revitalizing face mask recipe for you. The best part? You can pick up all of the ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store!
1. Plain Jane moisturizing face mask
Mix 1 tablespoon plain yogurt with a few dashes of sesame oil. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse.
2. Banana Mama moisturizing face mask
Mash a banana well and mix with a little honey for an instant dry-skin fix. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse.
3. Avocado Attack moisturizing face mask
Mix 1⁄4 cup whipping cream, 1⁄2 teaspoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons ripe mashed avocado, and 1 teaspoon calendula petals. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse.
4. Egg-ceptionally Smooth smoothing face mask
Lightly scramble an egg and apply to your face while still warm, leaving it on until it hardens. To remove the egg, place a warm, wet washcloth on your face and allow the moisture to soften it. Eggs are great for tightening wrinkles and smoothing skin. If you have oily skin, apply an egg white only; if you have normal skin, use the whole egg.
5. Apple-licious For Oily Skin refreshing face mask
Simmer an apple covered in water just until soft. Remove from the water, mash, then add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon crushed peppermint leaves. Apply the mixture to your face, leave for five minutes, then rinse.
6. Mango Madness cleansing face mask
Mash peeled mango flesh until it turns soft and pulpy. Then massage into skin, leave on for a few minutes, and rinse. This helps clean and tighten pores.
Bonus: Freshen Up Toner
Add 1 tablespoon of peppermint, yarrow, sage, or hyssop to 1 cup boiling water. Steep for 30 minutes, then strain and cool before dabbing it on your face. This makes a great skin toner for oily skin.